Sri Lankan State Minister for Small and Medium Enterprise Development Prasanna Ranaweera announced plans to provide entrepreneurs with loans at a concessionary interest rate of 2%.
He revealed that a dedicated fund of 30 billion rupees has been earmarked for this initiative, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank.
Currently, 2.8% of the country’s population consists of entrepreneurs.
The minister expressed his ambition to increase this proportion to 10% by 2028.
Source: News First